Dr. Lawrence "Larry" M Drake II

Co-Founder, CEO HOPE 360° Inc.

Larry is a seasoned executive with over three decades experience as a corporate leader, entrepreneur, executive mentor and coach. He has served in a variety of senior level positions including Managing Director, President/ CEO of the Nigeria and Equatorial Africa Division of Coca-Cola Africa, a division of The Coca-Cola Company, Senior VP/GM Cablevision Systems Corporation, VP/GM, KFC Restaurant Division, and Kraft Foods, Inc.  He also co-managed or led two entrepreneurial firms, Dolman Technologies Inc, and Haven Media Group, LLC.

He serves or has served on numerous business education and community organizations including Board Chair, LEAD Program (Leadership and Education and Education), Secretary, The Executive Leadership Council and Foundation. Trustee, Jarvis Christian College, Board member of, The California Science Center, Crystal Stairs Inc, and the National Conference for Community Justice.  

He has a BA degree from Georgia State University, an MBA from Rockhurst University and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California